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surviving presidents, george bush and george w. bush were all -- were unable to attend. president obama began addressing the crowd a few moments ago. >> we rightly and best remember dr. king's soaring oratory that they. how he gave a mighty voice to the quiet hopes of millions, how he offered a celebration path -- salvation path. his words along to the ages. investing a power and prophecy unmatched in our times. >> our correspondent is in washington at the celebrations. can you give us a flavor of the atmosphere there today? >> it is a very special atmosphere. tens of thousand of people turned up in spite of the bad weather. john lewis, the only man, civil rights activist, who stood here 50 years ago with mart luther king. we had actors, jamie foxx and oprah winfrey spoke. all very well receed from this ry mixed crowd, but as you can imagine, the stars here were the three presidents. you don't get to see three presidents speaking in the space of 45 minutes that often and the biggest of them all, we can still see behind me the first african-american president here in the united states, b
scare. george w. bush, the president famous for his athletic lifestyle has undergone a heart procedure this morning to clear a blocked artery. the problem was found yesterday in a routine annual physical. we'll have the latest from dr. nancy snyderman. >>> the end of the graham era. after 80 years as a family-run business, the grahams are selling "the washington post" to amazon's ceo jeff bezos seen here deal making at a media summit last month in sun valley. but can the king of dotcom save print? >> we knew we could keep the "post" alive. we knew it could survive. but our aspirations for the "post" have always been higher by that. >> this is going to shake things up. >>> good day, i'm andrea mitchell in washington. nearly 100 u.s. government personnel flew out of yemen today on a c-17 air force cargo plane. leaving only a kel stal emergenskeletal emergency staff behind because of what the state department is calling the extremely high threat level. th all of this comes after the interception of al qaeda communications threatening major attacks on u.s. interests. joining me now from ne
to take a look at this. let's take a look at george bush. you're talking about. here is george bush talking about this from the golf course the other day about this whole thing about whether we go to war or not, take an act of war against assad in syrah. >> the president has a tough choice to make. and if he decides to use our military, the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. leallele he is an ally of iran and has made mischief. >> that was the common sense george bush i liked years ago. i wish he we had that years ago. we don't like the guy. he has bad friends. >> he is trying not to get in obama's way and not to play a role in this. i was funny was elite level trolling by donald rumsfeld. he said the president hasn't made the case for war, which just set off people on the left, right and center all over the place. when you have donald rumsfeld questioning your intelligence and your case for going to war in the middle east, i mean, i think that's trolling on a level. >> they all belong where they are with the american enterprise institute. thank you
. >>> coming up, the ghost of george w. bush. chronic lies and deceptions of the bush administration in iraq have undermined the case for action in syria. don't you think? as one british member of parliament put it, the well has been poisoned. too many crying wolf out there. >>> also the obama/clinton alliance. bill clinton is making a big speech next week at his library pushing the affordable care act. who is the big dog trying to help? the current president or possible future one? >>> plus, segregation laws are a thing of the past. yeah. but we have often self-segregated ourselves into black neighborhoods and white neighborhoods. tonight, the challenges and culture shock for the african-american youngster when he leaves his neighborhood for college. >>> finally, let me finish with the usual suspects pushing this war in syria. and this is "hardball." the place for politics. i think farmers care more about the land than probably anyone else. we've had this farm for 30 years. we raise black and red angus cattle. we also produce natural gas. that's how we make our living and that's how we can
is doing is exactly what george w. bush did in the fall of 2002 when he went before the general assembly and said the international community has to take its responsibility for disarming hussein. >> i have to take a break. george w. bush also said i'm giving you hussein, one more chance before i invade your country. >> that in effect is what the president is doing right now. >> can i say, i misspoke earlier and said the secretary of state and the president went to play golf, it was the vice president. you don't like that. >> this doesn't look good. there was a moment when hillary clinton was secretary of state, she was going to istanbul for a conference on syria. she stopped in south africa and cut a rug on the dance floor in south africa. many people in the region war wondering what kind of behavior is this. we now have the president, this a somber moment in the life of our country and region and 1400 people have been killed in this attack, it's good to forego the golf course. >> no one is denying, all adult, everyone needs to relax but you have to be at least aware of the optics. >> yo
-related elements may, in fact, take charge of the country? president george w. bush was hounded by the press over these questions. if he had to answer, so should barack obama. here in stud quo is fox news channel's own colonel oliver north. his new book out in paperback today. >> it is a must read for barack obama. he needs to read this one. it's about a president who forgets about 9/11. guess what's three weeks away? >> my concern is, first of all, this has been going on for 30 months. 100,000 killed. >> over 100,000 dead. over 250,000 wounded. 2.3 million people in refugee camps along the turkish, syrian border. now flowing into iraq. it's an unmitigated disaster that the consequence of this administration's naive approach that all you need is an election in a country that's never had democratic traditions, no institutions and this so-called arab spring. every single country that's experienced this from tunisia in the west to syria in the east, people are worse off than they were before. that includes egypt, the most populous arab country. it's a disaster. >> they have telegraphed that it would
that from george w. bush w who will not enter into the fray of this but understands what president obama is going through. he has been in that oval office. making these tough calls. there is only a few living americans who will understand how difficult these positidecis are. >> we are given the heads up of 1:15 eastern time for this statement. as often happens, with this white house, it is a bit delayed. we don't have a two-minute warning as of yet. we are back with our panel, chris wallace and ollie north. what do you expect him to say? is this more laying out the case? >> i think we will probably -- with a situation where he will announce he will continue to deliberate on this and will try to build some relationships. my guess is because the window is so narrow. you would have to do this tomorrow night. sunday might. because he is not going to do it before he briefs the rest of the members of congress. that's going to be tomorrow. he is going to leave monday night for sweden and then -- but -- that gives him essentially sunday night or monday night to make the attack. you probably don'
irony if president obama looks a little like george bush by engaging in a limited military strike in syria. therefore drawing united states deeper into another middle east conflict. >> irony, indeed. the white house indicated it may not wait for the united nations weapons inspectors to return from syria to present findings, emphasizing they will not be swayed by the u.n.. with other allies now saying they will not join any strike, and the united nations security council said to me in a few days -- set to meet in a few days, if washington goes soon it could find itself acting alone. >> the briefing just broke up. has the white house got the backing he needs here at home, if not abroad? like that is a question that will be answered in the coming hours. what we do know is smooth the evidence they presented, they actually said that bashar al- assad's brother may have been involved in the chemical weapons attack alleged on eastern damascus. they said they have intercepted some sort of calls and such removal in before the attack as well. this has not swayed some members of congress, key
? the implications of u.s. military action in syria. plus, is former president george w. bush trying to rewrite history? why some are furious over a new hurricane katrina exhibit at the bush library. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals: help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. over 20 million drivers are insured with geico. so get a free rate quote today. i love it! how much do you love it? animation is hot...and i think it makes geico's 20 million drivers message very compelling, very compelling. this is some really strong stuff! so you turned me into a cartoon...lovely. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. [ beeping ]
be this strike can the way george bush ran foreign policy for this country for eight years. here he is this morning on the golf course talking about war with syria. >> the president's got a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. >> right. >> what has syria been like for the u.s. in the eight years that you bed? >> i was not a fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran and he's made mischief. >> what would a strike in the middle east be without bush talking about it? it just wouldn't seem the same, would it? bush is giving president obama a backhanded pass. in other words, he's saying i don't have any problem if you hit this guy who had some mischief. i didn't get along with him. bush is no authority on what course this country should take when it comes to middle east matters. he was wrong before. and he's wrong right now. when it comes to world credibility, president obama, well, he's trying to mop up the bush years and the bush legacy. they don't know if they can count on us or not. the result? nations like great b
of then senator biden threatening to impeach then president george bush if he did not get congressional approval before going into iraq. this is becoming a cauldron of uncertainty. it is not good for the region -- >> president clinton lost some missiles in afghanistan. a lot has been written about how that in the end lead to 9/11. you never know about the unintended consequences here, do you? >> no, you don't. president clinton lobbed some missiles into southern iraq and at that point, a lot of people, a lot of our enemies took the notion that we were a paper tiger, that we were not willing to follow through with the actions and that we wanted to just do something. now is not the time to just do something. we ought to have a plan and now that the president has backed up , it is time to all come together and figure out what is it we really want to do that is in the national security interestses of the united states of america and then do it. >> i wanted to -- what greg just mentioned leads into my question. this is all coming down on the anniversary of 9/11. if the house votes what is the chance
announced a list of 16 honorees today for the medal of freedom. >>> form president george bush is back at home after a health scare this week. as you probably heard, he had a stint placed in an artery. the news came as a shock who regard president bush as a model of physical fitness. but there may be some good in the discovery and not just for mr. bush. tom foreman has this week's "american journey." >> reporter: in office and out, george w. bush has been regarded by many as the most fit president ever. mountain biking, swimming, golfing, weightlifting and laboring on his ranch. his annual physicals while in office found him in excellent health with no history of diabetes and low to very low coronary artery disease. so when physicians inserted a stint to reopen an artery, some people may have been stunned. but not dr. lerner. >> i think it is a case that people should go to their doctors and not assume because they exercise a lot they don't necessarily have a heart problem. >> reporter: he wrote a book called "when illness goes public" and says when famous people face illness, this is
familiar? some say it sounds like a decade ago when he heard george w. bush make his case for war in iraq. the similarities are just a few. take a listen. >> the iraqi regime is a serious and growing threat to peace. on the commands of a dictator, the regime is armed with bilogical and chemical weapons. it possesses ballistic missiles and promotes international terror and seeks nuclear weapons. >> my next guest says there are far more differences between president bush's action in iraq ten years ago and president obama's desire to act in syria. jane newton small is time magazine's correspondent. good to see you as always. we should let our audience know setting up those similarities, that's the first line from your article. tell us why you think they're not similar. >> well, first of all, the object of the action and that regime change. about ten years ago george w. bush really wanted to topple hussein. barack obama does not want to topple assad because they're very worried if they do there will be a vacuum of power in syria and it will become a failed state and al qaeda could take over.
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and candidate often mocked the foreign policy of president george w. bush. but as president himself, obama cannot escape his mounting foreign policy folies and he and his administration and the american people are now bearing the embarrassing consequences.% . former egyptian president hosni mubarak, president obama helped force him from power more than two years ago, today was ordered to be released from prison by an egyptian court. to be released within 48 hours. mubarak's release is another slap in the face for mr. obama. it follows the ouster of the muslim brotherhood from power and mr. obama's president of choice, mohamed morsi. the violent and deadly clashes between the military-run government and muslim brotherhood and, in fact, -- have backed protest to the wall and they are responding. continuing with violence and all likelihood this friday when morsi supporters reportedly will conduct what they call a day of martyrs. and no relief for president obama in syria either. assad opposition forces claiming more than 1,000 civilians were killed ain chemical gas attacks today on the outski
as george w. bush's administration did in two terms. since he promised it was going to be less, his numbers are high enough, the percentage of lobbyists he is engaged with in his administration has employed is high enough it is a broken promise. >> reporter: by most accounts, obama care and dodd-frank overhaul of the financial services industry, two laws signed by president obama that are massive, complex, augmented by thousands of pages of regulation only enhance the role and value of lobbyists in the capital. >> thank you. >>> was this country founded by extremists? that's what some in the military are being taught now. >>> and an update on the federal worker who operates a website advocating a race war. the grapevine is next. [ male announcer ] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle. let's see what you got. rv -- covered. why would you pay for a hotel? i never do. motorcycles -- check. atv. i ride those. do you? no
an answer to. >> george bush is weighing in. he admits this is a tough choice for president obama but he also adds he's been no fan of the syrian president assad. >> i can comment about this. the president's got a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever. backing him up. >> what has syria been like for the u.s. in the eight years you served? the feeling they had in supporting the insurgency, there was no doubt about that, am i correct? >> i was not fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran. he's made mischief. >> made mischief and for a long time he felt toward america. >> and the president will have to make a tough decision. >> what about the rest of the world saying we're not too sure. we're going to wait for the u.n. you've been through that before. >> the president has to make a tough call. i know you're trying to rope me into the issues of the day. i refuse to be roped in. >> assad making mischief. another former president weighing in. jimmy carter says the u.s. should not take unilateral action against syria. in statement former pr
will proceed on that basis. >> that this hurt britains relationship with america. >> one thing george w. bush used to say about tony blare is once tony blare gave his word we are followed through with it. quite clearly, president obama and david cameron have had a number of talks and from a white house perspective, cameron will be proven to be not able to deliver. >> the specials relationship was forged in the second word war. there have been ups and downs. some got on bet than others, but it has endured through the decades. although it's a friendship the british, the junior partners always probably cared about more than the americans. >> the british parliament has who you mill 80ed david cameron, but there are ministers in his government will worry that it has somehow diminished britain's place in the world and helped make it a less important international player. >> i spoke to one of the conservative rebels, an m.p. who voted against british military involvement in syria. >> britain is still an economic power, but our state is relative to other countries around the world sadly diminishing a
don't think about him anymore. what does k.g.b. thug mean? wasn't the first george bush the head of the c.i.a.? >> nobody ever called george bush a thug. >> maybe that's the point. by the way, i don't know anything that putin has done thuggish. >> rose: really? >> he just has a terrific wit. personally. what has he done? >> rose: well, i don't know. >> has he killed anybody? >> rose: well, a lot of journalists have had a hard time in russia. you might argue that the head of russia would be relentless in making sure that that was not circumstances that he would find acceptable in russia. political opponents,, khodorkovsky, look at the whole range of people who challenged putin and found themselves in a very bad place. >> that's correct. the editor of the russian newspaper, the most opposition -- >> rose: this is one gorbachev had some interest in for a sfwhil >> he owns 10%. four or five of its correspondents have been assassinated or killed. four or five. >> rose: by whom? >> here's the answer. >> the leadership of the newspaper, the editors of this newspaper do not believe for a
, by the way, there were lots of republicans, over 60 who supported a minimum wage increase when george bush proposed it the last time we raised it back in 2007. so this is not an issue that is that foreign to republicans, in no small part but it just polls through the roof. people recognize that a wage floor of $7.25 not a very low wage floor in our economy, but very low by measures of other advanced economies is something that is popular because, a, it doesn't have any budgetary implications. and b, it helps working people get reconnected to a growing economy that has largely left them behind. >> you know, you're right. because when you look at the polling, polls show raising minimum wage is really hugely popular. gallup poll found 71% of americans support it, including 75% of moderates, and even 54% of conservatives. and the fight for higher minimum wage goes all the way back to the first march on washington. did you know, jared, the organizers wanted a national minimum wage to, quote, give all americans a decent standard of living. this is in the '63 march. they wanted it to be $2 an hou
president george w. bush weighed in on the president ace options in syria. let's take a listen to what he said. >> the president has got a tough choice to make. if he decides to use our military, he'll have the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. he's an ally of iran and he's made mischief. >> oh, e.j. mr. assad has made mischief according to former president george w. bush. >> i don't agree with him much but i'm not a fan of mr. assad. everybody agrees this is a brutal regime. has been going back to the time of his father. of course, the question is what do we do about it? the question has always been asked. there are a lot of brutal regimes in the world. when do we choose to act? when we talk about expecting what john kerry is going to say, if indeed we're acting, i expect him to go back to that very morally rooted language he used a couple of days ago saying we've got no choice but to act when they use chemical weapons. but that still won't explain what the strategy is and i hope the rest of his statement is involved in explaining what we're going to do
worried about presidents who act unilaterally and he's doing it again just like george bush did. we made george bush come back to the congress and get a vote before we went into iraq. the congress, i think, made a mistake in doing it, but at least we all took responsibility for what happened. in this one, the president is taking it all on himself. what's the hurry and what is the goal? what are you expecting to be the goal that we accomplish day two after we've shot in 50 tomahawk missiles? when we have taken out assad? is that the goal? or is it take out the syrian army? or is it to lay the country waste to make rubble? what is it we are intending to get out of this? >> you clearly want a vote on this, and some of our viewers have been tweeting about this and there's a lot of consternation, obviously, as we stand now in the precipice of what looks like another war in the middle eve. one viewer writing into me, the president needs a vote here if for no other reason to have cover for what happens afterwards. do you think there will be political recriminations after the fact if the preside
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a coalition of countries and attack soon no matter what others may say. today former president george bush said hey, good luck with that. let me know how that works out. i'd be curious, yes, yes. >> wow. welcome to the sideshow that was jay leno last night on the topic making headlines today, syria. well, "the tonight show" certainly hasn't shied away from us policy lately, foreign or domestic. here he was on the irs' reversal on same-sex marriage. >> now the irs announced for first time it will treat same-sex marriages the same as heterosexual ones. that shows how far we have come, when gay couples can be screwed by the irs just the same as straight couples. yes, yes. yes. >> wow. well, i guess there are two sides to every coin. >>> finally, the nixon tapes released last week are a treasure trove of material for historians. i actually listened to the last conversation the former president had on tape before the recording system was shut down, removed from the white house in july of '73. classic nixon here. here he is speaking with his secretary, rosemary woods, just before leaving for hos
president george w. bush think about the crisis in syria and the decision president obama must make? you're going to hear from president george w. bush(wom coming up. let me help you out h the.. (woman)...oh no, i got it. (man) you sure? (woman) just pop the trunk. (man vo) i may not know where the road will lead, but... i'm sure my subaru will get me there. (announcer) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. ♪ you're not made of money, so don't overpay for at insurance. geico, you're not made of money, see how much you could save. if you're like me, you've been working you've been working like a dog all year. but you don't need to camp out 'til labor day to reward yourself! mattress discounters' labor day sale ends monday! rest those tired bones on a queen size sealy gel memory foam mattress for just $497! get 48 months interest-free financing on the entire tempur-pedic cloud collection. not to labor the point... but this sale ends monday! ♪ mattress discounters! rather bleak in terms of getting allies. >> it's bleak, actually. they will be cheering us on, perhaps. as of now, it w
. >> and there were some statements released. although i have to say, karen, probably the best one was george w. bush saying our country has come a long way since then, yet our journey of justice is not complete. just to the east of the lincoln memorial where he will speak, there on the national mall, our president, whose story reflects the promise of america will help us more the man who inspired millions to redeem that promise. george w. bush said that. >> he understood statesmanship. what was happening yesterday was an american moment. not a democratic or a republican moment. it was a very important moment in the history of this country to mark it. we know a lot of people who had been there in 1963 will never be there again. what a historic moment to see the people together celebrating progress and looking to the future, and to say, essentially by not showing up, it is not that important, as a moment in american history. >> well, i think they will have a harder time making the sale. karen finney and jonathan capehart, thank you for joining us. >>> coming up, what the fbi thought of the march on wa
that was invited had a scheduling conflict except former president george w. bush. the former president is recovering from a procedure to clear a blocked artery. so organizers invited his brother, former governor jeb bush, who also then declined. house speaker john boehner couldn't attend because he is on a 35-day bus tour for incumbent members. house republican majority member eric cantor declined because he was in north dakota touring agriculture businesses. john mccain also declined because he had public events in arizona. michael steele, the first black republican lieutenant governor of maryland and a national committee chair assessed the situation in the pages of "the washington post." he said it is part of a continuing narrative that the party finds itself in with these big deals from the minorities around the country and how they receive our response to them. in other words, you can't make the sale if you don't show up. joining me now, karen finney, and jonathan capehart. i would say it is a magical moment on the mall, in some ways, disheartening, no leadership from the republica
to this conversation. this morning, former president george w. bush was asked on fox news about the decision president obama faces. he wouldn't weigh in directly but says the u.s. can't ignore what's going on in other parts of the world. >> as time passes, people forget the lessons of september 11. one of the key lessons is the human condition elsewhere matters to the security of the united states. >> as all of this is going on, the civil war continues in syria. this morning, measuwe're gettin details about a new attack. this video may be disturbing. syrian activists say this a tack took place on monday. they say a government plane attacked a school with a substance-like napalm. the images show no blood, just burns over 50, sometimes 80% of student's bodies. rebels say ten people were killed and dozens more were injured. with me now, rhode island democratic senator jack reed. he has also served as an army ranger. thank you for taking the time. i want to start with the news from britain yesterday. and the rejection of preliminary vote on support for a strike. how big a deal is this as it comes to -- or
, making the world a little more progressive. >>> from george w. bush's mountain bike to the very important tim scott, here are today's "top lines." there's poison in the well. >> the well of public opinion was well and truly poisoned by the iraq episode. >> i wish i was a teenager so i could be out on my mountain bike today. >> we need to understand the public skepticism. >> it's not trite. do you look fantastic. >> where did you get this jacket? >> from the network. >> i know you're trying to subtly rope me into the issues of the day. i refuse to be roped in. >> not getting drawn into a long conflict. >> putting our military into harm's way is a tough decision the president will make. >> there are some who feel like the conditions are such that they can attack us there. my answer is bring them on. >> kind of an enjoyable switch for obama. now sec start a war that are the next president will be stuck with. >> the speech the president gave today is it an example of why there's no credibility to his right wing critics. >> i can't imagine what they're thinking. >> he is a moderate. is he a pr
feels like this is an echo of the iraq war issue under president george w. bush. he says "in a way, yes. then, too, the americans and their allies asked for inspections. then, too, they said, forget it. we have enough evidence on our own to act. we are the world police." only last march" he says "the west was satisfied with inspections concerning the use of chemical weapons. why can't they wait again now? in one month when you have accurate tissue samples, we will know for sure exactly what kind of chemical weapons have been used and who possesses such weapons." he's asked of the difference between president obama on this issue and the lead-up to the iraq war. hans blix said president obama some time ago talked about international legality. i was heartened by that. i feel the politics of the moment are pushing him in a direction we've seen before in the united states." "if the aim is to stop the breach of international law and to keep the lid on others with chemical weapons, military action without first waiting for the u.n. inspector report is not the way to go about it." if you have e
national security official under george w. bush and barack obama. what are the opsuns given the military has made it alert the chemical weapons are not acceptable. >> well, there are a brood range of messages. if you just want to make it clears after you are finished that it is not a good idea to do it again. so the mission objective determines all of this. but you are not going to attack the chemical weapons themselves because that is too dangerous. so that means in my view, you have a range of military targets that you could strike. air bases, ground basis. air forces. aircraft on the ground and ground force units. >> do you strike women this missiles, bombers, something more -- even closer to the targets? >> i think you want to do them in a way that minimizes the risk to your forces, so i think b2 bombers which are generally well out of reach of air defenses and cruise missiles as well. >> the military says it is a target-rich environment, i assume? >> i think there are a range of targets you could go after, but a key goal of this operation too will be not to cause civilian casualties
administration and america in general is less popular in the middle east and arab world today than when george bush left office. >> chuck, to hear some of those answers and there's more about the united states national interests both in terms of making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating and protecting our alleys and bases in the region, he was a little bit all over the place when it came to answering these questions on syria. >> he seemed to be sort of gathering up a huge grab bag of reasons why we want do it. international law made a brief appearance although i would argue that bashar al assad has violated international law in the course of this. he just doesn't want to do anything. that's been evident for months now. he's even willing to take the hit that comes from drawing a redline and then allowing assad to cross it and have no consequences. i think, you know, when a politician says as he said we got to take a look at that, that's a sure sign what he really means is i have no intention of doing anything. >> how does that translate, do you think, charles, in the mi
think it is a total misreading of where we find ourselves today. >> as president george bush's second in command. cheney helped to design the controversial nsa and continued support is evident. he said america is under threat of a terrorist attack. >> the biggest threat we face is terrorist armed with something deadlier than airline tickets and box cutters. we have to defoot that threat. >> he defended the director of the nsa. >> last thing i would want to recommend obama might abuse the nsa authority and therefore shut it down. last possible thing we ought to do. they are good folks doing the best they can to safe guard the nation. and you know, o >> both saying what is not working with the obama administration. and what will work for conservative. >> it can be easy if you listen to the mainstream media to think that conservatives are a minority and that we are powerless and gosh, we ought to be discouraged about 2012 and sit down and be quiet. if you start to lose hope. think about this. the president of the united states, used the irs, abused the power of his office to go after pol
generation, i think, is unmatched. >> we share former president george w. bush put out a statement and our country has come a long way since that bright afternoon 50 years ago yet our journey to justice is not complete just to the east of the lincoln memorial. there on the national mall or president whose story reflects the promise of america will help us honor the man who responded to millions who redeemed that promise. that is the words of former president george w. bush. we are in the middle of a remarkable confluence of event today. president obama marking a tribute to the power of a peaceful demonstration while considering military action? nsyria. let's bring back the gaggle. the work at hand of governing the country and the national security interest moves on and we are going to hear from the president today and it could be within 24 hours that the country hears from him again trying to defend military action. >> that's right. it's also nobel peace prize winner that lends irony -- >> which is why he used that speech to defend war? >> right. >> he knew there was something he was going
. when george bush involved us and the supposedly illegal wars in iraq and afghanistan, trampling the constitution as we heard incessantly from democrats, he sought and got in the afghan war and in the iraq war a debate in congress and a vote of authorization. and now what we're hearing from the democrats with utter shameless hypocrisy, this administration is not required to do it. look, the main question that boehner was asking is, is all of this to send a message, to which i would say if you want to send a message, call western union. you don't use tomahawk missiles and engage in war. war is a serious thing. that's why it should be debated in the congress. >> the bush administration also had a united nations resolution as well. juan? >> i think it is very important to say for all of the verbiage we just saw from speaker boehner, speaker boehner, you know, senate majority reid, neither is calling for vote or asking for this to happen. all that you read off, there was no request for speaker boehner for an actual vote. if you can imagine a debate in congress over u.s. military acti
: is not george w. bush a former president? >> i do not know that he wasn't invited. >> bill: he wasn't. no republicans and no conservatives were invited. >> if it would have been me, i would have invited president george w. bush. >> bill: you see that was a mistake certainly. look, as if the congressman said at the end, we're all in the same boat. where's the conservative side to that boat? >> again, if it were me, i would have invited president bush. i didn't control it. >> bill: did i go wrong any place in that memo? >> i don't think it's political at all to point out that the wealth, the wealth gap is not substantially improved at all. in fact, it's not very good. i don't think some of the -- the fact we need to do something about the middle class. i wrote an entire book about that. i think that's more faction than anything else. >> bill: i'm not saying it isn't fact chill, but the policies they're instituting can't help it. the government can't run the private sector. >> this problem is brought on by a recession because of excessive leverage and risk taking. >> bill: that's in th
of the -- you could -- does the ghost of tony blair and george w. bush and saddam hussein hung heavily over parliament? >> absolutely. in all the -- not just skepticism, almost cynicism about the what the government says about the intelligence was the back drop. it's larger than that. i think something has been going on for years, if not decades in europe, gradual weakening of commitment to defense, preoccupation of -- >> what do you make of o-- ow hm france saying we need a political solution. i would love france to come forward with this magic political solution. this is like richard nixon's secret plan to end vietnam in 1968. there's not one. >> exactly. there's not going to be a political solution to syria. syria sill in the relatively early phases over a prolonged civil war. what's interesting about britain, a country that distanced itself from europe over economic issues and now distancing itself from the united states over strategic issues. this is small britain, small europe. we've ended the era -- >> why is that? how does europe find itself in a position or britain where it's separ
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